I'm lucky enough to be teaching some really fantastic classes this Summer before I go on maternity leave (if a self-employed person gets to call it maternity-leave). Some are classes I have taught before, some are newly developed so I thought I'd outline them all here in case any of them are of interest to you or someone you know who might want to develop their sewing skills and live in South-East England.
The first three classes are at a new venue called The Village Haberdashery in North London. Its online shop has been going for some time, but it's bricks and mortar incarnation is a newer venture. I'm very proud to join the likes of Tilly and Karen who also teach there.
Saturday, 17 August, 10:30am - 1:30pm, £60
For more info and how to book for the Kid's T-shirt class, click here.
Sew Your Own Knickers
Saturday, 17 August, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, £50
You could of course simply download my free knickers/pants/undies pattern and have a go yourself at home, but for those who would prefer a bit of extra guidance plus the hassle-free option of all the materials included, this is a great class to be lead on your undies-making journey. The undies elastic and fabric from the new organic Elk Grove Knits collection are included in the class price, so all you need to do is turn up!
For more info and how to book for the knickers making class, click here.
The Renfrew Top class **UPDATE** MORNING CLASS SOLD OUT: AFTERNOON ADDED!
Saturday, 31 August, 10:30am - 1:30pm, £80 **PLUS 2.30pm - 5.30pm**
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For more info and how to book for the Renfrew class, click here.
Saturdays, 27th July & 3rd Aug, £130
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This is an awesome intermediate class to help you develop your dress making skills that introduces some techniques like gathering and inserting concealed zips. Make this pretty, retro-vibe dress that you can then make again and again, as you conquer sewing with slippery, drapey fabric.
For more info and how to book for the tea dress class, click here.
Wednesdays, 7th & 14th Aug, £90
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Possibly my favourite class to teach because I've yet to have a student that hasn't had an ace result. I wear my own pussy bow blouse made from this pattern all the time (even whilst I've been pregnant because of its looser fit), so I know just how practical and useful this garment is. Like the more complex tea dress class above, the pussy bow blouse class is a great class for those wanting to push themselves to try more challenging fabrics and some extra techniques like inserting sleeves etc. under supervision!
For more info and how to book for the pussy bow blouse class, click here. http://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/classes-and-workshops/the-renfrew-top-2